Music Appreciation (Friday)

After a short Choral version of Goethe’s ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ by Beethoven, we launched into our review of music by Mendelssohn with his Overture based on the same two poems.  This was followed by his first Piano Concerto in G Minor, a piece less familiar to the group.  Our morning continued with the […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – October meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In October, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began the morning with the ‘Symphony No 1 (Titan)’ by Mahler (1860 – 1911).  This is a monumental work lasting an hour – it was great to have the opportunity to hear it uninterrupted.  After […]

Derngate Theatre – ‘Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show’

The original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – September meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In September, Graham and Joy presented the programme of music.  We began the morning with ‘Cum Sancto’ from Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini.  We then listened to the Andante movements from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphonies.  These were followed by the Adagio from Rachmaninov’s […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – September & October meetings

At our September meeting we listened to a varied selection of musical styles ranging from a chamber work by Anton Arensky, a pupil of Tchaikovsky, to a suite for violin and piano by Erich Korngold, written long before he moved to Hollywood and the colourful Warner Brothers historical extravagances.  On the way, we dipped into […]

Music (60s) – October meeting

The 60s music group would welcome anyone who would like to come along and enjoy good music, a gentle quiz and chat.  We are a friendly group of like-minded people and meet once a month in the Oathill pub, usually on the 3rd Sunday, commencing at 7pm.  The next meeting is on October 15th.   Alec […]

Mike’s Monthly Musings – October

Jazz Duos Having managed to miss a couple of months, I realised that I really ought to start writing a piece again and chose to consider duos in jazz.  It’s brought about by listening to a recent recording by tenor sax player Houston Person and bassist Ron Carter, working their way through a series of […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – August meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In August, Peter presented the programme of music which was given over to works by Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).  We began with a selection of ballet music from The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.  This was followed by the Love Duet from the Opera […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – August meeting

At our August meeting we listened to music by Camille Saint-Sans.  Starting with his less familiar Cello Concerto we moved on to his first Violin Concerto and followed this by the ‘Carnival of the Animals’, which was written to amuse his students at the Societe National de Musique which he founded in 1871 to promote […]